TOGO is a WATRA member state with a population of 8 million people, Its National Regulatory body is the Autorité de Régulation des Communications Électroniques et des Postes (ARCEP). (2015) and is headed by Michel Yaovi Galley- Director-general
As of 2018, telecommunications contributed 8% to Togo’s gross domestic product (GDP) and according to Pyramid Research’s forecasts, this sector should record an average annual growth rate of 6.5% in 2015-2020, thus generating $617 million over the period.
With a total population of more than 7 million individuals with 40% living in urban areas and 67% literate, Togo has an average level of ICT development in the community. Almost 68 mobile phones are available for 100 individuals. This ratio is relatively low compared to other countries of ECOWAS. Digital culture is one of the major issues of the country with only 7% of the population using the internet.
The Regulatory Authority for the Postal Sector and Telecommunications (ARCEP) was Created by law n ° 2012-018 on electronic communications (LCE) of December 17, 2012. ARTP is responsible for implementing legislation, determining grants and characteristics for equipment, and issuing licenses and permits for both the postal and telecommunications sectors in Togo. Mr. TCHEYI Haringa Yaou is the Chairman of the ARCEP Management Committee.